Enlarge this imagePeople sit Feb. 14 in front of a photo display of the 17 people killed four years earlier during a ma s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Joe Raedle/Getty Imageshide captiontoggle captionJoe Raedle/Getty ImagesPeople sit Feb. 14 in front of a photo display of the 17 people killed four years earlier during a ma s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesKim Krawczyk was teaching a math le son for her freshman students on a Wednesday in 2018 when shots rang out in the building. The attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., would leave 14 students and three staff members dead. While no shots were fired into her cla sroom that day, she and her students were traumatized, and she says school shootings like the one last week in Uvalde, Texas, resurface the experience for them. “We know exactly what it feels like, to have that Andrew McCutchen Jersey fear, to have that panic, to hold out hope. To lose our friends and colleagues,” she says. “You just want to believe as a survivor that no one will ever have to go through this again.”Uvalde elementary school shooting Survivors of Parkland and Columbine shootings share their outrage over Uvalde tragedy Unfortunately, many families and teachers have in the four years since the Parkland shooting, and more likely will in the future.”In the coming days you will work your schedules around funerals. You’ll have to fill out victim reports and organize fundraisers. You’ll struggle to get out of bed and forget what day it is,” Krawczyk wrote in an e say for Busine s Insider. “You will walk your dog. You will hate God; you will thank God. You will find the fire to move forward.”She says her experience suggests recovery will be a monthslong proce s for those who were at Robb Elementary School during the Uvalde shooting.Uvalde elementary school shooting A child trauma expert explains how parents can support kids in Uvalde and elsewhere ” Lenny Dykstra Jersey We were a me s. Trying to get therapy, trying to get help and trying to get someone to understand us,” she tells NPR’s Morning Edition. “I always did the best I could I stayed in contact with the families where I could but I was trying to get myself out of that shock.” In the end, she says she and her students found that talking to each other was something that helped a lot. She’s still in contact with many of them. There wasn’t much training available for dealing with trauma at the time of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, she says, but there will be a lot the staff and students of Robb Elementary will need help coping with. “Survivor guilt. I don’t know that the little kids will have it. The teenagers had it. Nick Pivetta Jersey I have it,” Krawczyk says. “The families are going to need counseling. Those kids are going to need a safe, normal space to reconnect.”Uvalde elementary school shooting Should Robb Elementary be rebuilt? Here’s what other school shooting sites did And that place can’t be back at school, she says something she learned in her cla sroom in the aftermath of the Parkland attack. Dave Cash Jersey “Because I was teaching right before everything happened, my voice would be a trigger sometimes to the kids, and they would literally start crying,” she says. In terms of prevention, Krawczyk is in favor of making it harder to get the kind of weapons the shooters in Parkland and Uvalde used, including higher age limits “an 18-year-old is a child,” she says. And if conservative politicians insist on focusing on mental health, she says they need to think much, much bigger. “You want to talk about mental health? It doesn’t start with the day that kid shot his grandmother, it doesn’t start with the day that kid went and bought those guns,” Krawczyk says. “A hundred percent, this kid has been struggling since probably the second grade. But we don’t have the finances or the resources to get these kids the help they need when it starts, when they’re little.” Until everyone comes together to talk through the problems and find solutions, she says, there’s more than enough blame to go around.